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Ten-storey office block bought for residential development

A ten-storey office block in West Bromwich has been bought for potential redevelopment into residential property in a £4m deal.

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Black Country Beauty entrepreneur secures £100m contract

A Black Country entrepreneur has secured a £100m contract to supply beauty products and treatments to China, creating up to 3,500 jobs. Deborah Mitchell, of Wolverhampton-based Heaven, has signed a 10-year distribution deal to supply 2,500 Chinese stores and salons, and included in the deal is the employment of at least one Heaven-trained therapist from the UK […]

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Sandwell Cleaning firm targets £16m expansion into Canada

A MIDLAND cleaning firm is expanding its operation into Canada with the target of generating £16m ($25m) in sales over the next five years. Smethwick based Chemex, which distributes specialist cleaning and hygiene products, was launched over 25 years ago and has more than 65 franchised operations in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and […]

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Sandwell timber firm wins new business in theMiddle East

An established Sandwell based timber firm is finding new markets for its products in the Middle East, with help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). Palmer Timber was set up in 1916 and provides hardwood and softwood timber and wood-based panel products to a variety of industries. The company, which has about 70 employees at […]

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Call for Green Thinking Leaders

The hunt is on for the region’s eco pioneers following the launch of the ‘West Midlands Green Leaders’ competition. The competition, which is in its second year, aims to promote some of the West Midlands’ leading policy makers, green entrepreneurs and environmental ambassadors. Successful winners will then be able to use this platform to share […]

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New Fly-through for Birmingham New Street Launched

  New fly-through video has been produced of the gateway into the new-look New Street Station in Birmingham.

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George Green adds to the Team…

Leading Black Country law firm George Green LLP are delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Styles as the new head of their real estate offering. Kevin joins a strong team currently led by Ceri Mort. Ceri plans to relocate to the south of England following her recent marriage, but remains with the firm as a partner […]

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Need-A-Skip Funds Expansion with EIB Loan

Darren Riley, relationship director for Lloyds TSB Commercial, left, with Steve Butler, managing diredctor, Dial a Skip. Sandwell based waste management company Need-A-Skip has expanded its operations after securing a six-figure European Investment Bank (EIB) loan from Lloyds TSBCommercial. Based on Brandon Way, West Bromwich, Need-A-Skip operates a complete waste management service, taking in material and […]

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Midland Tool and Design Gets Bigger

Florishing precision engineering firm Midland Tool and Design Ltd has invested heavily in new equipment and recruitment after an encouraging start to 2011. The Sandwell based company has introduced new Brunderer presses, cylindrical grinders and heat treatment facilities, after winning significant contracts in the aerospace, medical and analytical sectors. The success of their Modulam prototyping […]

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Sandwell clothing supplier Direct Corporate Clothing saves admin-hit firm in Kent

Sandwell based clothing and protective equipment supplier Direct Corporate Clothing has bought Kent leisure products supplier Proteam out of administration. Acting through its subsidiary Paroh Ltd, Direct Corporate Clothing saved 37 out of 41 jobs when they bought Proteam in an undisclosed deal secured through administrators at FRP Advisory. The deal was handled by Jason […]

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